Friday, November 23, 2012

Mad River by John Sandford

This book is very disappointing! After losing faith in Sandford (after he forgot one of his character's history, in an earlier book), I gave up on him - except for Virgil Flowers. I have always thought that Virgil is an interesting, well-developed character; so, I was looking forward to reading Mad River. Upon completing the book, however, I find that I have nothing positive to say about it, except that it is a Virgil Flowers book (and not even a good one of those).

In my opinion, the writing in Mad River is sub par, especially for Sandford. In addition, the plot is uninteresting and predictable. And lastly, I don't know how he could possibly do it, but Sandford has even managed to make his remaining interesting character uninteresting. This is not the same Virgil Flowers who has been developed - and has captured our hearts - in previous books.

I suspect that the time has come for this reviewer to part ways with Sandford. 

Not Recommended.

1 comment:

  1. I gave up on Sandford years ago. Glad I'm not the only one.